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Pembroke council candidate Kimberly McGhee: Its important that city residents feel safe
Kimberly McGhee
Kimberly McGhee

City of Pembroke leaders have a number of priorities on their radar, including economic development, housing and infrastructure.

More than anything, though, Kimberly McGhee wants the people of Pembroke to feel safe in their city.

McGhee feels she has helped accomplish that in her four years on Pembroke City Council, and she pledges a continued commitment to public safety and crime prevention if she is voted to a second term in Tuesday’s election.

“I would like to continue to help make District 2 safe for citizens, families and the entire community,” McGhee said.

McGhee, 47, said she aims to make District 2 a “walkable district” by providing adequate lighting and working with Pembroke public-safety officials on crime-prevention and animal-control initiatives. She also hopes to help develop a “one-to-one relationship between citizens and the Pembroke public-safety officials,” she said.

During McGhee’s time on City Council, the Pembroke Police Department was revamped to an entirely full-time staff rather than a mix of full- and part-time officers.

Also, a public-safety director was hired to oversee the Police and Fire departments.

“Several citizens in District 2 have stated they feel safer due to the presence of the Pembroke public-safety officials patrolling District 2,” McGhee said.

Along with her regular duties on City Council, McGhee pointed out that she has taken courses to enhance her knowledge of running a municipal government.

She received her Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Association Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute for Elected Officials.

McGhee has a degree in early childhood education and works as an online teacher and tutor.

She is on the Bryan County United Way board and previously served as the Bryan County Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization president and as a member of the Bryan County Board of Education Advisory Council and the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority.

McGhee stated that her goal is “to continue to work with the City Council of Pembroke to maintain sustainable, positive growth for the entire community.”

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